School Board agrees to easement for Superior Hiking Trail parking lot
The Lake Superior School District Board approved a motion at a meeting Tuesday to continue an easement agreement with the Superior Hiking Trail Association that allows Superior Hiking Trail users to park cars in a small parking lot sitting on a 40-acre piece of LSSD property at Highway 2 and Reeves Road outside of Two Harbors.
Trail users have been using the parking lot to access the trail since 2007. However the original easement agreement was never signed and returned by LSSD, which is among the reasons SHTA asked for a renewal. SHTA also proposed making the easement agreement permanent, but the board elected to continue with the current policy.
SHTA volunteer is assigned to each lot used by hikers to perform maintenance and immediately report issues to the association.
Also at the meeting, the board made a handful of changes to the rental and service charges policy of the community education program. The changes include an increase from seven to 14 days advance notice when someone using LSSD facilities requests special equipment for an event.
More importantly, the pool at William Kelley Schools in Silver Bay will have no dedicated lifeguard during adult lap sessions at the pool. In compliance with state statute, a sign will be posted stating no lifeguard is on duty and an adult supervisor, at least 18 years old, will be scheduled during the sessions and will have certified lifeguard training.
The LSSD board also approved the donation of broken cooler in the Two Harbors High School kitchen to the United Association Local 11 union hall in Duluth. The cooler has not worked in several years, even though it has been looked at several times by repairmen over that time. The union's apprentices, which includes some Two Harbors graduates, will attempt to get the cooler running again. If the apprentices are able to repair the cooler, they will use it to store drinks during their class.
The board also approved the following donations: Northshore Collaborative donated $1,500 for Youth Frontiers and $6,375 for transportation services; Duluth Superior Community Foundation donated $9,500 to the Two Harbors DECA program; Wallace Johnson donated a set of reference books the the Two Harbors library; Northland Foundation donated $500 for Early Childhood Coalition projects; and Maher Trucking donated $1,000 to the Two Harbors robotics program.